IODA conducted a Coach’s Clinic October 24th – 26th. The clinic was hosted by Cayman Island Sailing Club in George Town, Cayman Islands. Seven coaches from five different countries (Antigua, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos) attended the clinic along with 30 sailors from across the region – all participants learnt new coaching techniques.
This was an important clinic for IODA, as this region was devasted by Hurricanes Irma and Marie a year ago. Many countries in the Caribbean are rebuilding their Optimist fleets and this clinic was an important step in their recovery.
The IODA Coach’s Clinic has also helped many countries in the Caribbean to prepare their sailors to participate in the 2019 Optimist World Championship taking place in Antigua next July and the 2019 North American Championship taking place in the Bahamas in September.